Kanye West is reported to be releasing his sixth solo album later this year.

The rapper, who has been touring his Watch the Throne album with Jay-Z, is currently working on the release of the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer, which features artists signed to his label.

Def Jam vice president and multiplatinum producer No I.D. told MTV that West is planning to record his next studio record after Cruel Summer's release.

"He's coming right after that," said No I.D., whose production CV includes Jay-Z's Run This Town and Big Sean's My Last. "I'm not working on that [Cruel Summer] album, I'm working on his album.

"This is Kanye,” he added. “You know what to expect from the family. He hasn't missed yet, so don't expect him to miss. It's what you expect and everything you don't expect."